Black Cat, White Cat

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Black Cat, White Cat ★★★ 1998

Emir Kusturica's rambling tale of scheming Gypsies who live on the banks of the Danube river is a mixture of slapstick humor, folk tales and music. The cheesily dressed and mostly nonprofessional actors light up a plot involving a cargo of fuel, an arranged marriage, and a corpse on ice. Non-political (and much lighter) follow-up to Kusturica's Palme d'Or winning “Underground.” Serbo-Croatian and Romany with subtitles. 129m/C VHS . Bajram Severdzan, Florijan Ajdini, Salija Ibraimova, Branka Katic, Zabit Memedov, Sabri Sulejman, Jasar Destani, Srdan Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Miki (Predrag) Manojlovic; D: Emir Kusturica; W: Gordan Mihic; C: Thierry Arbogast; M: D. Nele Karajilic, Vajislav Aralica, Dejo Sparavalo.